Medical examiner identifies motorcyclist who died after hit-and-run collision

The 44-year-old SeaTac man died two days after the collision.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist who died after he was struck in Federal Way on Aug. 1.

Titus Taylor, 44, of SeaTac, died on Aug. 3. His cause of death was blunt force injuries to the head and neck from a motorcycle collision that took place Aug. 1, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The SeaTac resident’s death was determined to be an accident.

Around 4:52 p.m. Aug. 1, police officers responded to a collision involving three vehicles in the 35200 block of 21st Avenue SW, the Mirror previously reported. Taylor was stopped in a northbound lane of traffic, waiting to make a turn, when he was hit from behind, according to police.

Taylor was forced into oncoming traffic where he was struck by another vehicle. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center where he later died.

Family members and friends of Taylor gathered at the location of the crash in Federal Way on the evening of Aug. 7, according to a video on social media. People, most wearing the color red, gathered and placed candles along the sidewalk. At one point, the crowd walked to the middle of the roadway and released dozens of red balloons in his honor.

As of Wednesday, police do not have any suspect information. Officials are asking for anyone with information about the collision or any possible suspects to contact the Federal Way Police Department at 253-835-2121.